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Neil Thornton

Team Leader Consultancy Division


Phil Walker

Recruitment Director
Phil Walker, Recruitment Director has over fifteen year's experience at the forefront of the industry.
"For me, an effective recruitment service is as much about transparency as it is about providing a tailor-made solution. This involves looking objectively at the requirements of both the client and the candidate as an impartial third party, and ensuring that the two match closely".

Ray Metcalfe

Commercial Director

"Our contractors are the most important cog, if our contractors are happy then our clients are happy. We talk your language so we understand the contract market across all engineering disciplines. We also have access to a unique engineering database with in-demand skill sets."

Amy Barden

Marketing & Operation Executive


Steve Eston

Associate Director Logistics

Steve has seven year’s operational experience in transport, TP Warehousing and freight within the automotive and retail distribution sector.

"In July 2015 I joined Precision Search as Associate Director, tasked with the start-up of the logistics and supply chain division. Since then this division is continually challenging contemporary recruitment thinking across the marketplace, and grows from strength to strength helping Logistics business' with their senior appointments both in the East Midlands and UK wide."

Richard Kirk

Senior Logistics Consultant

Precision People is a specialist search, recruitment and consultancy services organisation, focussed on providing a range of recruitment and people solutions, to a wide spectrum of functional disciplines, for client organisations within manufacturing and logistics, nationwide and beyond.

Established in 2004 and with a recent rebrand to reflect the growing areas of consultancy services we now offer our clients, whilst bringing our services under one brand of Precision People. With the emergence of the internet of things, now more than ever we are focused on delivering a cradle to grave approach for both our candidates and our clients.

Paaras Popat

Logistics Recruitment Consultant

"In 2018 I joined Precision Search to work with the Logistics Division, I speak with logistics professionals and work with clients in the South of England. By taking on a consultancy approach I have successfully built and developed my network, helped individuals find permanent work and worked with some of the UK's leading logistics companies to provide them with the best recruitment solutions. 

If you are a logistics professional looking for work or a hiring manager looking to build a partnership with us, I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you."

Sharon Pickering

Client Solutions Manager

Sharon has over 20 years experience negotiating, influencing and advising businesses of the best solution for their employment needs

"With increases in production and order wins, it is a good time to be an engineer in the UK, I regularly hear about manufacturing coming back to the UK and the need for skilled engineers becoming ever more crucial. With this in mind I pride myself on helping the industry find the hard to find people working in partnership with my clients to make it cost effective whilst adding value to each and every hire, to ensure that the wheels of industry keep turning."

Dan Henderson

Client Solutions Manager Production

"If my ten years experience in Recruitment has taught me anything, it's that sending my client the right candidate, instead of overloading them with every available candidate, is the best way to gain their trust and show them that not every Recruiter is the same. I prefer to focus on quality, not quantity and am pleased to say that Precision Recruitment encourages this way of thinking. The Engineering sector is going through some very interesting times and I look forward to helping my clients be as successful as possible over the next few years."

Chris Buffham

Client Solutions Manager Engineering & Manufacturing

"I believe in process. The structure at Precision People is second-to-none, this coupled with my engineering knowledge and thirst for learning within the Mechanical & Electrical markets is why I am able to deliver project works to engineering businesses within my market to such a high standard, providing volume delivery to skilled roles on a contract basis. Through knowing clients’ and contractors’ wants and needs for a project, I have been able to deliver volume skilled contractors for a number of engineering based clients, this includes shutdowns in power (including Beckton Gas Plant), and manufacturing shop floors for special purpose machinery manufacturers nationally."

Jon Webster

Technical Team Leader

"Growing up in an Electrical and Mechanical environment has given me a good understanding for this sector, I can even remember helping my dad when he was building Control Panels at home (well passing him his tools). I have always had a keen interest in all things Electrical and Mechanical and when the opportunity arose for me to become Team Leader for the Technical division at Precision I jumped at the chance."


Sarah Bickerdike

Senior Technical Consultant

Sarah has been a Recruitment Consultant since 1998 and has recruited in most key areas of business in both the private and public sectors - commercial (customer service, sales, legal & medical secretaries); finance (from accounts assistants to financial directors), engineering & technical, and industrial & catering; she has recruited on both the permanent and contract side managing up to 175 contractors at any one time.

“Why am I not just another recruiter? Because I care passionately about my candidates and clients and understand that, from a candidate perspective, changing your permanent job can literally be life changing. I pride myself in being able to help candidates and clients make the right decisions in terms of jobs and hires and strive to achieve repeat business from building strong relationships. Candidates starting out in their careers have approached me to help them secure their first, second and even third jobs so I must be doing something right!”

Natasha Bates

Service Engineer Consultant

"I have over 9 years experience co-ordinating, planning, juggling, managing and ensuring my client base always receives a slick, credible and value added service. Having joined Precision in February 2014 I have quickly carved out a formidable recruitment reputation delivering top service engineering talent to clients UK wide."

Natalie Chapman

Construction Team Leader
Natalie has been involved in the recruitment industry for over twelve years, ten of those with Precision.
"Why am I not just another recruitment consultant? Because I spend a lengthy amount of time getting to know my clients and candidates, matching the right person to the right company. I pride myself on customer service, there is no greater feeling than when a candidate conveys back to me they're so happy in their new role."

Ben Marmon

Lift & Escalator Consultant

"Why am I not just another recruitment consultant? Because I pride myself on genuinely helping people achieve what is most important to them when they are looking for a new job.

I take a vested interest in my client's needs to ensure I have the right calibre of candidates every time. I have an acute ability to listen carefully and thoroughly to both my candidates and my clients.

We work closely to understand what motivates my candidates to carve out their next opportunity. I consciously work professionally, effectively and reliably, so naturally, people come back to me without looking any further."

Chantelle Monger

Construction Commercial Consultant
"Why am I not just another recruiter? Because I'm passionate to help my construction clients with their commercial requirements and my in-depth recruitment experience enables me to truly understand different skill-sets and values required for a successful candidate. The consultative approach taken here at Precision compliments how I like to assist my clients in alleviating the pressures faced when recruiting whilst ensuring the best quality."

Sharika Bella Sacranie

Engineering Risk Consultant

"I have been a Technical recruiter for seven years and I pride myself on offering a real consultative approach to both my clients and candidates. I am about longevity and building relationships through partnering with both parties. I believe that people buy from people and word of mouth and reputation are imperative in such a small industry. Therefore, the criteria for both my clients and candidates is paramount for me in order to be able to deliver a service and outcome which is successful and more than satisfactory for all involved."


Reena Tailor

Engineering Risk & HR Consultant


Jo Walker

Marketing Director

Go Jo! 

Paula Richardson